Farmers Fighting Hunger & Wildfire Danger

Farmers Fighting Hunger & Wildfire Danger

Farmers Fighting Hunger & Wildfire Danger. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

For the third consecutive year, Pacific Northwest farmers are joining forces with other regional partners on a month-long food and cash drive designed to feed hungry families over the summer. It’s all part of the Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger campaign with donations making their way to the Oregon Food Bank Network and its counterpart in Washington State. Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Katy Coba says summer is a time of agricultural bounty in Oregon and Washington, but it’s also a time of need for families faced with hunger.

COBA: For all of us in Oregon, as we are out enjoying our beautiful weather and all of the wonderful produce and food that results from this, to remember those who are less fortunate than us. If you have a little bit extra that you can share, whether it’s through food donations or cash donations, please do so. It really makes a difference.

The National Interagency Fire Center's June report says that this fire season has the potential to be "robust above normal fire activity" in July, August and September. Even though some fires are set by people not being cautious in many areas the culprit will be lightening. Nearly 500 square miles of land was burned in the state of Washington last year.

That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.

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